The University must:
• enhance the value of collaborative research and foster a culture in which it can flourish
• provide incentives and recognition for collaborative work
• develop mechanisms for bringing scholars together to promote the synergy provided by collaborative work
• develop, recruit, retain, and provide opportunities for highly talented researchers to lead and administer important collaborative projects
• support educational and training opportunities to make collaborative research understood and accessible to all participants
• publicize internally and externally the important findings and outcomes of collaborative work
In these two documents (preliminary report and executive summary), the task force makes recommendations in several areas, to further their mission: "To create a plan to identify and promote interdisciplinary, interprofessional, interscholastic, and inter-institutional partnerships/programs/activities, consistent with the University’s goal to become one of the top three public research universities in the world.
Lawrenz, Frances; Paller, Mark S..
Transforming the University: Preliminary Recommendations of the Task Force on Collaborative Research.
University of Minnesota.
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